Emergencies

Covid-19 is restricting some visits, especially to care homes, but we are keeping fully up to date with the latest regulations and in an emergency we are usually able to visit.

If you need a Catholic Priest in an emergency, we will do all that we can to be there for you.

If you are looking at this page because you know someone is becoming ill, and you are worried it may become serious, please call Fr Dominic at this time. The Anointing of the Sick can be given whenever someone is seriously ill, and this can avoid stress or rush if the illness suddenly takes a turn for the worse.

If a friend or relative is dying in hospital please ask the nurse to page the on-call Catholic chaplain, and a local priest will come to the hospital as soon as possible and almost always within 30-40 minutes.

If a friend or relative is dying at home, or in a care home in the parish please call the presbytery (01708740308); if there is no answer then please call a local parish, in the order given below, and a local priest will help you.

If someone is ill at home, then Fr Dominic will readily come and pray with them, and anoint them. Please leave a message on the parish answerphone and we will get back to you within a few hours.

If you cannot get hold of Fr Dominic, and the need is serious please call:

Fr Philip Denton at Corpus Christi, Collier Row – 01708749050

Fr Joseph Tan at Holy Redeemer, Harold Wood / St Dominic’s, Harold Hill – 01708343492